Importance of lawyer for DMV hearing in San Diego
It’s important to have a San Diego criminal defense lawyer for hearings by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Following a DUI conviction, you likely will be required to appear for a DMV hearing, which almost always involves a driver’s license suspension.
After making an arrest for DUI, the officer confiscates the arrestee’s driver’s license and serves an order of suspension. The officer then completes a one-page form called “Officer’s Statement-Admin Per Se.” This document, which is sent to the DMV, contains the facts needed for suspension of the driver’s license.
By law, this document must be forwarded to the Department of Motor Vehicles within five business days following the arrest. However, this deadline often is ignored.
The presence of an experienced attorney who is aware of such irregularities can make a difference in the outcome. Our San Diego law firm has successfully helped numerous clients in San Diego, Vista, El Cajon, Oceanside, Chula Vista, and throughout San Diego County.